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A global economy transformed

First published: 23/03/2020

Mind-bending drugs are known to inspire those exploring new realities in science, music and culture. We needed none, though, to have had a new reality thrust upon us in the last 10 days, taking us through the looking glass into a world of economics, finance and politics that is unrecognisable. In this country, a Conservative government with an 80-seat majority that, only weeks ago, was still exhorting us to go forward to a deregulated, independent, global Britain has brought back Big Government and a command economy, about which the incumbent Labour leadership can only have dreamed. It’s no comfort at all that we are not alone. Strange days. Read on….